Archive for November, 2011

Electronic and Satellite Tags

Electronic and Satellite Tags

In part 2 of the “History of Tagging” segment we look at the development and use of electronic tags. The development of electronic tags opened up a wide range of new possibilities and allowed more detailed behavioural studies on short-term movements, migrations, diving behaviour and habitat use. Sharks in particular were identified as strong candidates […]

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A History of Tagging

A History of Tagging

In this segment we will cover the history of fish tagging from its origins in the early 1600’s up to modern day shark tagging projects. For centuries humans have tried to develop non-destructive ways of monitoring the movements and dynamics of fish populations largely for the purpose of fisheries management, it was this need that […]

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Update: “Sores” on Tagged Skate

Update: “Sores” on Tagged Skate

Last month some anglers had expressed concern about “sores” around the tag site on recaptured common skate. In the article posted here we discussed how the auto immune response of elasmobranchs to plastic dart tags may in some rare cases appear to cause a sore around the tag. This week we received a letter from […]

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Consultation on the Firth of Clyde Biosecurity Plan

Consultation on the Firth of Clyde Biosecurity Plan

Biosecurity means taking steps to make sure that good practices are in place to reduce and minimise the risk of spreading invasive non-native species, i.e species that have been transported outside their natural range and that damage our environment, the economy, our health and the way we live. The Firth of Clyde Forum would welcome […]

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EU signs up to MoU for sharks

EU signs up to MoU for sharks

In Bergen – the EU today became a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for sharks. At the same time, in Brussels, the EC announced a proposal to strengthen the EU ban on shark “finning”. The EU is currently one of the world’s largest suppliers of shark […]

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Moray Firth windfarms

Moray Firth windfarms

The Moray Firth Partnership, one of 7 around Scotland’s coasts, is helping to publicise a series of public information events regarding the proposed offshore wind energy development in the Moray Firth by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd.(MORL). MORL is keen to ensure  local communities, individuals  and businesses have the chance to learn more about the development […]

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Spurdog Tagathon 2011 newsletter

Spurdog Tagathon 2011 newsletter

The post event newsletter is now available for download. We would particularly like to thank all those who came along to fish the event,especially those who travelled all the way up from Northern England, as well as those who work in the background organising the Event – without their commitment and support, there would be […]

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Off on her holidays

Off on her holidays

We’ve just had a recapture notified to us from a commercial vessel. Tag no 6982 was caught and released 9 miles off the North Devon coast by the FV Pacemaker (GY165). She was originally tagged by Mick Trousdale during this years Sharkatag. She’s swum over 300 miles since then and was probably on her way […]

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